Cinemagraph Tutorials

Want to create your own cinemagraphs? Below are some resources, collected to help get you started and on your way to adding motion to your own photos.


  1. Haven't ever seen any cinemagraphs? Wondering what the heck this story keeps going on about? Tripwire magazine has a large collection of cinemagraphs for you to peruse.
  2. Below is a link to, the site that started the craze. Initially, they wanted to add something subtle to their fashion photography to make it special, but what they ended up doing was elevating the animated GIF to the level of an art form.
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  4. The four tutorials below all describe how to create a cinemagraph. Between the four of them, I was able to make my first one, even though I am running a 64-bit Mac. Note that if you have a copy of Photoshop CS 6, it doesn't matter if your machine is 64-bit or 32-bit. The technique will work for both.
  5. How to quickly make a Cinemagraph